So I went into the forest looking for signs of spring. What I found was not much but that insipid status quo still asleep somewhere between yes and no.
I did see wet arbutus bark
Small bearded oak growth
and a very small pool
When photographing in the forest carry a tripod (mostly I don’t, but that definitely cramps my style). Lack of available light’ll trip you up constantly. There is always at least two or three stops less than on the road. Looking at the surface of that little pool I noticed some bug activity too small for my camera and my eye to really catch, but there is a sign of spring.
In conclusion I managed to come up with some spring growth at the edge of this forest rather than in it. In another month I have to check back for wildflower activity of which no signs show at this time in this place.